Friday, November 21, 2014
Hookah or shisha smoking has been around for a millennium now, and it is still popular around the world, especially in European countries like Spain. It might have changed names as it moved westward from India, but hookah-loving people smoke it to experience the same thing: the pleasure of inhaling fragrant fumes straight from the shisha. Shisha smoking appealed to a lot of people because, unlike cigarette or tobacco smoking, it is traditionally smoked with others in a room, a gratifying form of social activity. Three to four people can smoke in a single shisha pipe. Smoking shisha is also quite popular in Spain where people spend hours relaxing and enjoying shisha smoking in a Barcelona shisha bar, such as Ziryab.
Wednesday, November 19, 2014
For the uninitiated, tapas is the general name of a small dish with ingredients like nuts, olives and fish. Tapas are usually served while you’re standing up, but you’ll have to make yourself noticed by the kitchen staff for you to be served, and it is meant to be shared with your friends. In Barcelona alone, there are a lot of fantastic tapas bars, such as Ziryab, that you can visit. Authentic tapas, especially if you flew all the way to Spain to find the best tapas in Barcelona, is actually beneficial to your health. Nutritionists recommend eating little amounts of the food to prevent your digestive system from being overworked while giving you enough energy to face the day. The healthy servings of the ingredients can help reduce the fatty acids in the bloodstream.